College of Arts & Sciences
What are the benefits of the College Corps program?
Along with gaining valuable experience in your community, as a College Corps member, you are a part of the national network of AmeriCorps programs. This is an honor! Upon successful completion of 300 hours of service you are eligible for the $1132 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Most importantly, you will be volunteering your time for organizations throughout your community that need your help. Many of our host sites very much rely on our College Corps member throughout the school year.
How do I join College Corps? To apply for the program, fill out the online application. Interviews and selections will be made prior to September 1.
Is College Corps a big time commitment? Yes, and you should remember this if you’re thinking about applying. Along with 300 hours at your service site, College Corps members submit time sheets twice a month and attend mandatory program trainings. This can be a lot for a student! Although your service is not a job, we do expect you to treat it as such. College Corps members are always expected to be on time, engaged and professional at their sites. Remember, you are representing both the university and AmeriCorps.
Can I get hours for serving at a non-College Corps site? If you spend time at a poverty-fighting site that is not one of our College Corps host sites during your year of service, you may include some of these hours into your AmeriCorps program hours. In order to do so, you must get prior approval from Melinda Lowe, College Corps Program Director.
Will I still get the scholarship if I don’t complete the 300 hours? No. Unless you have a personally compelling circumstance, you must serve 300 hours to be eligible for the Segall Education Award.
I won’t be here next semester, but I still want to do College Corps. Can I? No, sorry. All members are required to be active members throughout the school year.
Do I get to pick my service site? Not directly, but we do try to match you up with your preferences as best we can.
MUW College Corps (MUWCC) is a community-based, AmeriCorps State and National program that strives to connect its members to volunteer opportunities in the Columbus/Lowndes County community.
All members are placed in sites where they vow to offer consistent, purposeful service related to problems in education and food securities throughout a year-long term. Members commit to serving 300 volunteer hours, and if successful, are awarded a minimum-time AmeriCorps Segal Education Award.
MUW will have 20 College Corps members serving across 4 sites throughout the Columbus/Lowndes County community.
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Together, Let’s Get Things Done in Your Community Learn how national service programs can strengthen your organization and community
Mississippi University for Women will be one of six entities to host Volunteer Mississippi information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources, including AmeriCorps State, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and Senior Service Corps programs. Educational institutions, volunteer centers, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for national service funding.
All sessions will be an hour and a half long. Those interested in submitting an application for an AmeriCorps State program to operate in 2015 will meet for an additional hour after the presentation, for Nuts & Bolts of AmeriCorps State.
Wednesday, July 16 9:00 am – 11:30 am Hosted by Mississippi University for Women MUW, Hogarth Hall, President’s Dining Room 408 MUW Drive, Columbus AmeriCorps is a grant-funded national service network providing resources to Mississippi communities. Service program members pair with public agencies, schools and institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations to build volunteer capacity and meet locally-identified needs. AmeriCorps members also recruit area volunteers to directly address core issues—education, disaster, health, veterans, and the environment—forging self-sustaining communities.
To register for this FREE event, please CLICK HERE.
The W’s EE @ PBC program has partnered with the Youth Environmental Science (YES!) program to deliver experiential, field-based water resources education to all fifth grade students in the Starkville Municipal School system. Using demonstrations, models, activities, trail hikes, field analyses and MUW’s 36’ pontoon boat/floating laboratory, students get an exciting and concentrated day learning about water resources. Through its partnership with the YES! program, The W reaches approximately 400 students per year, exposing them to new concepts such as water resources, The W, Plymouth Bluff, and outdoor exploration.
Held mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays in fall and spring with 5th grade students from Henderson Ward-Stewart Elementary in Starkville.
EE @ PBC seeks to provide highly engaging and field-based educational curricula for teachers and students of the Golden Triangle region and beyond. If possible, these programs would be made available to all groups free of charge. Topics might include: Water Resources, Geology, Astronomy, Wildlife Biology and Ecology, Atmospheric Science, and possibly Physics and Engineering. Ideally, these programs would be funded through a mix of support from the University, private and corporate foundations, alumni, and grants.
Please contact Kenny Langley at the Office of Outreach & Innovation at 662.329.7159.
Department of Languages, Literature, & PhilosophyDr. Bridget PieschelChair
Painter Hall Phone: (662) 329-7386Fax: (662) 329-7387
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439